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Hispanic Millennials and Healthcare: A Panel Discussion

Join us on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 for the unveiling of the Hispanic Millennial Project: Hispanic Millennials and Healthcare, a new study conducted by Sensis and ThinkNow Research.

Learn about key differences between US-born and foreign-born Hispanic Millennials and older Hispanics when it comes to healthcare. Understand how Hispanic and non-Hispanic Millennials compare and contrast. Gain a better understanding of how to message and engage Hispanic millennials in a culturally relevant and effective way.

The keynote presentation by Sharon Carothers of SensisDC and Beatriz Mallory of SensisHealth will be followed by an expert panel discussion on the latest trends and insights regarding multicultural Millennials and healthcare.

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FDA LAP Stakeholder Engagement Meeting

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Minority Health (OMH) is announcing a Stakeholder Engagement Meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, at the Humphrey Building Room 505A in Washington, DC. FDA OMH is reaching out to Asian American and Hispanic organizations for input on improving communications directed to limited English proficiency (LEP) consumers. The agency is not soliciting unanimous or consensus recommendations from this meeting; we are interested in each organization’s individual views. 

FDA officials want to engage in a dialogue with Asian American and Hispanic organizations on improving practices in delivering information to LEP consumers in an effective and efficient manner. Topics to be explored in the meeting are in the areas of consumer information needs, use of social media, and use of printed materials. We are also interested in your ideas in exploring new ways FDA can engage with LEP consumers. 

Under Executive Order 13166, Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency issued August 11, 2000, all agencies operating under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are required to ensure that their programs are accessible to individuals with LEP. FDA identified LEP as a critical area of focus for improving its communications in its response to Section 1138 of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012. 

If you are unable to attend in person the meeting will be webcast; however, attendance in person is highly encouraged. Webcast connections are limited. Organizations are requested to register all participants, but to view using one connection per location. Webcast participants will receive technical system requirements and connection information after Wednesday, April 6th. 

If you need special accommodations due to disability, please contact Katherine Bravo, Public Health Advisor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

** RSVP is required to attend the meeting; register by Friday, April 1, 2016. You can register by visiting the Eventbrite page at

**Capacity is limited to the first 65 participants (please, only 2 representatives per organization). 

NOTE: Please, remember to bring a US issued ID on the day of the meeting; otherwise, you will not be allowed into the building. If you do not have a US issued ID; please contact Cariny or Katherine after registering for further instructions. 


An Offering of Hands: Resilient Communities for Resilient Families

An Offering of Hands: Resilient Communities for Resilient Families

a Trauma Informed Conference on the Española campus of Northern New Mexico College.

Friday, March 4th, 2016

8:30am to 4:30pm

Las Cumbres presents An Offering of Hands with morning address from CYFD Cabinet Secretary Monique Jacobson, and featuring Keynote Speaker Lynne Cripe, Director of Resilience Services at the Kon Terra Group, presenting “Courage: The Heart of Resilience”. An Offering of Hands will speak to resiliency through staff care, self-care, team building, networking, and communication for community providers in northern New Mexico.

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Comprehensive Behavioral Health System Reform Bill

House Energy & Commerce Committee Members Introduce Comprehensive Behavioral Health System Reform Bill  

To advance efforts on mental health and substance use disorder legislation, Committee Members outline Democratic priorities for reform 


Washington, D.C.; February 2, 2016 – Today, Congressman Gene Green (D-TX), Ranking Member of the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee, along with five members of the Committee, introduced the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Reform and Recovery Act of 2016.

The bill increases investments in services and resources across the entire spectrum of mental health care, reflecting policy priorities put forth by Democratic members during ongoing Health Subcommittee efforts this Congress. 

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2018-2019 Scholarship Application

The Josie Torralba Romero (JTR) Scholarship Fund seeks to honor its namesake, who was the first President and one of the founders of the National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA) by providing academic scholarships to Latino students interested in pursuing a college degree in behavioral health related academic areas.

Scholarship Application